Kennedy Ryan is a web producer at KTLA.

Kennedy has 30 years of experience covering local news in the Los Angeles area.

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  • A photo shows the  3-month-old cockapoo rescued by the Saving SPOT in West Hollywood.

    Actor Dwayne Johnson​ Steps Up to Help Tortured Puppy With Life-Threatening Heart Condition

    The heartbreaking plight of a puppy found abandoned with his mouth wired shut may have a Hollywood-style happy ending thanks to actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson​, a local rescue announced Wednesday. The 4-month-old cockapoo was initially found at the North Central Shelter with “a large metal wire wrapped around the bottom portion of his mouth,” according to a post on a GoFundMe page set up for the dog’s medical bills. The shelter had to use bolt cutters to remove the […]

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    Florida Man Who Posted Image of Dead Wife on Facebook Convicted of Her Murder

    A Florida man who posted a gruesome picture of his wife’s blood-stained body on Facebook was convicted Wednesday of second-degree murder in her death. Derek Medina shot his wife, Jennifer Alfonso, in the kitchen of the couple’s South Miami home in August 2013. After the shooting, the 31-year-old Medina posted a picture of Alfonso’s dead body on Facebook along with a note accusing her of abusing him. “I’m going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife love you […]

  • Actor John Stamos attends the 4th Annual 'Reel Stories, Real Lives', benefiting the Motion Picture & Television Fund at Milk Studios on April 25, 2015 in Hollywood. (Credit: John Sciulli/Getty Images for Motion Picture & Television Fund)

    ‘Full House’ Actor John Stamos Sentenced in Beverly Hills DUI Case

    John Stamos entered a no contest plea Tuesday to one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of a drug following his arrest in June in Beverly Hills, according to the DA’s office. The 52-year-old actor, best known for his role in the ABC sitcom “Full House,” was immediately sentenced to three years summary probation, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office stated in a news release. Stamos, who did not appear in court, was also ordered to enter a three-month […]

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    Volunteer Teacher in Lomita Gets Probation After Pleading No Contest to Lewd Acts With Children

    A 30-year-old volunteer teacher was sentenced Monday after pleading no contest to two counts of lewd acts involving two boys he met online, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. The judge sentenced Steven Joseph Mesplou to six years and eight months in state prison, then suspended the sentence in favor of five years probation, a release from the DA’s office stated. Mesplou, a volunteer teacher at St. Margaret Mary Alcoque Catholic Parish in Lomita, admitted meeting a […]

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    Burglars Caught on Surveillance Video Stealing 17 Computers From Oak Park High School

    Sheriff`s deputies released surveillance video Friday showing a group of five burglars breaking into Oak Park High School and stealing 17 desktop computers. Kirk Hawkins reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015.

  • Fire crews were battling a structure fire at a Citibank office building in West Los Angeles on Nov. 20, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fire Erupts in West Los Angeles High-Rise Office Building

    Fire crews were battling a structure fire at a Citibank office building in West Los Angeles on Friday night. The blaze broke out around 8:35 p.m. at the building in the 1100 block of South Beverly Drive in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood, according to Brian Humphrey with the Los Angeles Fire Department. The fire appeared to be burning on the fifth or sixth floor of the Citibank building, aerial video showed. Firefighters had the blaze knocked down in about 30 minutes. […]

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    2-Time DUI Driver Sentenced in Hit-And-Run Murder of OC Woman Watching Fireworks With Grandson

    A 47-year-old twice-convicted drunken driver was sentenced to 18 years to life in state prison Friday in the hit-and-run murder of a woman who was struck while watching fireworks with her grandson in San Clemente. Kelly Michele Wolfe was found guilty in September of one felony count each of murder, driving under the influence causing bodily injury and a sentencing enhancement for driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .15 percent or more, according to a news release from the […]

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    Two Dead in Head-on Collision Involving LA-based Band ‘The Ghost Inside’

    Two people were killed and 10 others injured when a tour bus carrying the Los Angeles-based band “The Ghost Inside” collided head on with a big rig near El Paso, Texas. The hardcore punk metal band was heading to Arizona on Thursday morning after a show in Lubbock, Texas, when the collision occurred, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Gregory Hoke, 31, was driving the bus on Highway 180 when it slammed head-on into a semi truck, killing both […]

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    Babysitter Convicted of Whipping, Beating 2-Year-Old Boy to Death in La Puente

    A 22-year-old woman was convicted Wednesday in the beating death of a 2-year-old boy she was babysitting at her La Puente home in 2012. Niesiia Johnson was found guilty of second-degree murder and assault on a child causing death in connection with the fatal beating of Atreyu M., according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Johnson often took care of the toddler for his mother and had been with the boy for the ten […]